CAIR Employment Opportunities: Civil Rights Director/Staff Attorney/ Director of Development

CAIR Employment Opportunities: Civil Rights Director/Staff Attorney/ Director of Development

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking applications for the following positions:


The ideal candidate is a licensed attorney who has background and experience in the fields of civil rights, immigration, constitutional and employment law. Working knowledge of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (especially Title VII) and other constitutionally protected activities is required.

The candidate shall have good interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills. The candidate should have demonstrated familiarity with Westlaw and other legal search engines. Successful applicant shall also have good research and writing skills that are needed in the preparation of the annual Civil Rights report and other reports related to the department.

Qualifications: Law degree from an ABA accredited school required. Licensed to practice law (Virginia, Maryland and DC highly preferred) and 1-2 years experience in the area of civil rights/employment/immigration law highly recommended. Good interpersonal, communication skills and a team player. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.


The successful candidate should be a motivated self initiator who can plan, develop, and maintain a comprehensive private and public sector development and fund-raising program that will actively raise funds for CAIR.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a creative, self-motivated, strategic thinker with ability to meet people with ease; ability to write and edit effectively; ability to communicate the written and spoken work with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary; good organizational skills, well disciplined, able to meet deadlines, self starter, able to work under pressure of many priorities and deadlines; ability to work well effectively with volunteers; thorough understanding of CAIR and its programs and projects, as well as regional and national markets; knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques; knowledge of long-range planning process; good managerial skills; Must have highly developed interpersonal skills. Minimum of four years experience including knowledge of Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/Corporate solicitations, Deferred Giving, Communications and Special Events.

TO APPLY for either position: All those interested and eligible to work in US (Citizens or proper work visa holders) are encouraged to apply in confidence via email to:, or by fax 202 488 0833. No phone calls please. When applying via email please ensure to write the position title of the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

By Mail to
HR Department – CAIR
453 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20003

Salary Range: Based on skills and experience
CAIR is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent health and dental benefit for its full time employees.